Jump Scares in The Nun (2018)

The Nun (2018) screenshot
The Nun (2018) screenshot
The Nun (2018) screenshot
The Nun (2018) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 21 jump scares in The Nun, which has a jump scare rating of 4.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Like other entries in The Conjuring franchise, The Nun is heavy on the jump scares particularly in the second half although most of the significant scares are revealed in the trailers.

Synopsis: Set in 1952, a priest and young novitiate travel to Romania to investigate the apparent suicide of a nun.

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Jump Scares: 21 (8 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Corin Hardy

Runtime: 96 minutes

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers

Jump Scare Times

00:03:22 – A bloodied hand comes out of the darkness startling the praying nun.

00:03:40 – The nun on the ground is pulled away into the darkness.

00:06:50 – The corpse of the nun hanging from the rope suddenly drops to the ground as a group of ravens fly away.

00:28:04 – The camera pans around Frenchie several times before a nun corpse drops from a tree knocking him to the ground.

00:39:50 – After watching a shadowy figure move across the room, Irene looks up at the statue of Jesus when Valek suddenly appears behind Irene’s shoulders and glass shatters over her.

00:42:47 – Shortly after lighting a match in the coffin, Burke hears some noises and Valek’s hands suddenly grab him and pull him down.

00:46:39 – A nun grabs Irene by the hand as she approaches the praying nuns.

00:56:00 – After Burke touches the veil of the abbess, she suddenly turns to reveal she has been possessed by Valek.

00:58:13 – After Irene picks up a bead from the floor, a nun is standing directly behind her.

01:01:24 – As Irene looks at the rosary, Valek’s hands break through the wall behind her.

01:01:43 – As a screaming Irene flees, a hand is placed over her mouth by one of the nuns.

01:04:07 – As Burke walks towards the exorcised boy, Valek suddenly appears.

01:05:43 – We see a top down shot of the nuns praying together in a circular pattern. The scene briefly goes quiet before an unseen force flings the nuns across the room.

01:07:10 – After Burke investigates the ringing noise, a hand reaches out of the ground in front of him.

01:11:29 – After Irene begins to pray a possessed nun attacks the group.

01:18:36 – Something roars at Frenchie from the darkness as he walks through the catacombs.

01:19:14 – A faceless nun appears behind Irene. As she turns around to talk to it another nun appears from the side and attacks her.

01:22:08 – Frenchie hears a noise as he moves through the group of nuns.

01:22:29 – There is another slight scare as a nun’s head jerks down behind where Frenchie is standing.

01:23:18 – As Frenchie approaches Irene she suddenly looks up and roars revealing she has been possessed.

01:24:26 – The possessed boy from the exorcism drops down behind Burke.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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